B.A.: California State University, Fresno M.A.: California State University, Fresno Ph.D: University of Oregon
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D)
Arizona Licensed Behavior Analyst
Areas of Teaching:
Teacher development, cognition, and professional practice; School reform and restructuring; Positive Behavioral Supports for students with challenging behaviors; Practices for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Curriculum planning and teaching strategies for inclusive schools; Instructional planning and teaching strategies for culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional students; Assessment practices;Qualitative and collaborative research methodologies; Evaluation Research.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Division for Research
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities
The Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities (TASH)
Arizona TASH (board member)
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Arizona Autism Coalition
Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
Marks, S.U., Kurth, J., & Pirtle, J. (2013). The effect of "measurable and rigorous" state performance goals for addressing "free and appropriate public education with the least restrictive environment". Inclusion, 1, 209-217.
Marks, S.U., & Kurth, J. (2013). Examination of disproportionality of autism in the U.S. Journal of the International Association for Special Education, 13, 9-21.
Marks, S.U. (2011). Special education: More about social justice, less about caring. Phi Delta Kappan, 93, 80.
Marks, S.U. (2010). Social justice themes from a preservice fieldwork experience to include students with severe disabilities. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 14(2).
Marks, S.U., Lemley, C.K., & Wood, G.K. (2010). The persistent issue of disproportionality in special education and why it still hasn't gone away. PowerPlay: A Journal of Educational Justice, 1, 4-19.
Marks, S.U. (2009). Nature vs. nurture and special education. Phi Delta Kappan, 91, 80.
Schafer, J., & Marks,S. U. (2008). Self-determination through a movie project. Teaching Exceptional Children-Plus, 3-12.
Marks, S.U. (2008). Self-determination for students with intellectual disabilities: What I want every educator to know. Phi Delta Kappan, 90, 55-58.
Van-Belle, J., Marks, S. U., Martin, R., & Chun, M. (2006).Voicing one's dreams: High school students with developmental disabilities learn about self-advocacy. Teaching Exceptional Children, 38, 40-46.
Marks, S. U., Matson, A., & Barraza, L., (2006). The impact of siblings with disabilities on individuals pursuing a career in the special education field. Research and Practice in Severe Disabilities, 30, 205-218.
Marks, S. U., Hudson, J., Schrader, C., & Levine, M. (2006). Reconsidering Behavior Management for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Beyond Behavior, 7-12.
Marks, S. U. & Long, P. (2004). The student with Asperger's syndrome: A case of being misunderstood . Beyond Behavior, 27-28.
Marks, S.U., Shaw-Hegwer,J., Schrader, C., Longaker, T., Peters, I., Levine, M. (2003). Instructional management tips for teachers of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Teaching Exceptional Children, 35, 50-55.
Marks, S. U., Schrader, C., Longaker, T., & Levine, M.(2000). Portraits of three adolescent students with Asperger's syndrome: Personal stories and how they can inform practice. Research and Practice in Severe Disabilities, 25, 3-17.
Marks, S. U., Schrader, C., Levine, M., Hagie, C., Longaker, T.,Morales, M., & Peters, I. (1999). Social skills for social ills: Supporting the social skills development of adolescent students with Asperger's syndrome. Teaching Exceptional Children, 32, 56-61.
Marks, S. U., Schrader, C., & Levine, M. (1999). Paraeducators in inclusive settings: Helping, hovering, or holding their own? Exceptional Children, 65, 329-337.
Gersten, R., Baker, S.,& Marks, S. U. (1998). Teaching English-Language Learners with learning difficulties: Guiding principles and examples from research-based practice. Reston, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.
Producer of Vectors of Autism: A documentary about Laura Nagle (2012)